Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The Little Office..... Back in Print

The official prayers of the Church are far better than any private prayers, being part of the endless round of prayer which the Church, the Bride of Christ, continually raises to the Almighty. The most fundamental and efficacious offering is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, followed by the Divine Office which is recited by priests every day in the breviary.

For those faithful who wish to make use of a great means of sanctification and participate in the liturgical Office of the Church, but are restrained by time and unable to recite the full Office every day, the Church offers The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Importantly, The Little Office suffices as a replacement of the full Office in order to gain the Sabbatine Privilege offered by Heaven to those wearing the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

The popular Carmel Books edition of The Little Office was first published in 1914 and is reprinted from the original without alteration, and is “Fully Explained and Annotated by A Master of Novices”.

Chapter I   
Origin and History of The Office

Chapter II
Liturgical Prayer

Chapter III
Why The Office is in Seven Hours

Chapter IV
Attention and Intentions

Chapter V
Composition of The Office

Chapter VI
The “Gloria Patri”

Chapter VII
Rubrics

The Office
Prayers Before and After
Matins
   First Nocturn
   Second Nocturn
   Third Nocturn
   Te Deum 
Lauds
Little Hours Prime
Little Hours Terce
Little Hours Sext
Little Hours None
Vespers
Complin
Anthems of the Blessed Virgin

Hardback. Pocket size - 4" x 6". Cloth cover. 200 pp.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Catholic Action: Uses, Abuses and Excuses

'Catholic Action: Uses, Abuses and Excuses' is the name of a seminal study written for The Saint George Educational Trust by Liam Connolly and published in booklet form in the late 1990’s.
The study highlights a fundamental incongruity between Catholic Action as defined by Pope Saint Pius X and the concept later promoted under the same name by Pope Pius XI.
The study struck a deep chord with Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais of the Society of Saint Pius X and led to him publishing his own article on the subject, entitled 'Catholic Action Defined' in the August 2003 edition of The Angelus magazine.
Suffice it to say that earning one’s salt requires Catholics in action, rather than Catholic inaction.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

G.K. Chesterton died 81 years-ago today

G. k. Chesterton died 81 years-ago today...... his profound words and wisdom always available at Carmel Books to be passed down to younger generations.

See ChesterBelloc and Distributism at Carmel Books


Monday, 12 June 2017

Sacramental Certificates back in stock





Sacramental Certificates

Back in stock!



  • Baptism
  • First Holy Communion
  • Confirmation



Printed on good quality card. Ideal for framing.



Saturday, 25 February 2017

The Stations of the Cross prayer booklet

The popular Carmel Books edition of St. Alphonsus Ligouri's Stations of the Cross

The prayer translation carries a Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur from 1959 and was originally published in booklet form by The Catholic Truth Society.

The Carmel Books edition carries on each facing page a wonderful picture of each Station to aid meditation and help unite us to Our Lord's Passion as we pray each station.

Paperback. Pocket size, 4" x 6". 32pp.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Still looking for a truly Catholic wall calendar?

Just a handful of 2017 wall calendars left...... first come, first served! 
Before Vatican II, Catholics everywhere knew and believed that the so-called "Reformation" — in reality, the Protestant Revolt — was nothing short of a tragedy for the Church.
It would have been inconceivable that we who possess Christ's truth would have anything at all to celebrate about the hellish, soul-destroying errors the "reformers" let loose upon the world.
So this year, while the ecumaniacs of the Vatican II establishment are celebrating the memory of those who launched this revolt against the truth, we are offering a wall calendar dedicated to those who heroically defended it: The Great Saints of the Catholic Counter Reformation.
*   Follows the pre-1955 rubrics and calendar.
*   Includes all feasts, fasts and observances.
*   Includes many optional feasts or devotional feasts not on the general calendar.

Friday, 6 January 2017

First Saturday reminder

“Whether the world has war or peace depends on the practice of this devotion (the First Saturdays), along with the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is why I desire its propagation so ardently, especially because this is also the will of our dear Mother in Heaven”.
      – Sister Lucia, 19th March 1939.